with a classic, nature-inspired wallpaper pattern. Toile can work well but I often like more modern prints depicting waves or horizons; classic geometrics work will too if you stick with the blue-gray family.
called "Classic Silks". You can find the book at any Sherwin Williams paint store or online. They have a similar pattern but the texture (it's a thick vinyl paper) and color are completely off. There is another wallpaper I've used in the same book: pattern SM30383. It's a brick red and looks fantastic
at SW Classic silks...look at pattern SM30383-brick red.
This classic family home on Olympia’s Boston Harbor is rooted in the architectural traditions of the shingle style. It speaks of longevity, commitment, generosity and family gatherings over time. Built on a dramatic site with views across Puget Sound to the Olympic Mountains, the house sits at the edge
cabin-y yet classic city, dutch roof keeps lower profile...?
desks are classic and any hardwood top will last you a very long time. Here's a link to one from 1450 made of Oak.
562 years is a good long life for a desk, I think! Any hardwood desk top will stand up to normal use for a very long time
Some classics used on desks are Rosewood, Mahogany and Oak. The furniture building experts on here will know more species, I'm sure.
I think your instinct is correct, that granite topped desks everywhere may look dated and it's more a question of taste than longevity- granite desks feel a bit 90's